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Legal liability of computer system suppliers and users

Legal liability of computer system suppliers and users

transcript of a program presented by the Computer Law Association, Inc., Washington, D.C., March 6, 1978.

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Published by Computer Law Association in Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Products liability -- United States -- Congresses.,
  • Computer industry -- United States -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsComputer Law Association.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF 1890 C6 C746 1978
    The Physical Object
    Pagination154 p. ;
    Number of Pages154
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15138193M

    Sample Contract Clauses By Stephen M. Foxman, Esq. Disclaimer: The following clauses are examples of actual data protection clauses used in technology agreements, adapted to remove any identifying information regarding the providers or customers. A computer system, therefore, is a computer combined with peripheral equipment and software so that it can perform desired functions. Often the terms "computer" and "computer system" are used interchangeably, especially when peripheral devices are built into the same unit as the computer or when a system is sold and installed as a package.

    Information technology law (also called "cyberlaw") concerns the law of information technology, including computing and the is related to legal informatics, and governs the digital dissemination of both (digitalized) information and software, information security and electronic commerce. aspects and it has been described as "paper laws" for a "paperless environment". In the realm of personal injury law, the fault concept of "strict liability" says that a defendant seller, distributor or manufacturer of a defective product can be liable to anyone injured by that product, regardless of whether the defendant did everything possible to make sure the defect never defendant's conduct doesn't matter in order to find fault for an injury under strict.

      In law, liability refers to legal responsibility. Businesses are liable to pay money -- called damages -- to individuals the company has wronged. Individuals who have been wronged by a company can sue the business and a court decides whether the company is liable and how much in damages liable companies must pay. Accounting Resources and Guides. CFI has created hundreds of guides and resources to help you learn accounting. These articles are meant to be used as self-study, so .


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